In the matter of Lemma Europe Insurance Company Ltd 6/10/14 (Ch)

In the liquidation of an insurer a solicitor challenged the liquidator’s assessment of its claims under a professional indemnity policy on the basis that they did not arise from a claim that had purportedly been notified. It was appropriate to deal with the claims in a liquidation with the least possible costs. The terms of the policy distinguished between notification of a claim and circumstances that might give rise to a claim. The purported notification of a claim did not amount to a proper notification because on analysis there was no communication of an intention to claim.